$500k grant

The City of Port Orchard announced March 21 it has received a half-million dollar grant from the state for work related to the city’s community center project.

The grant was awarded by the Washington State Recreational and Conservation Office from their “Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account”. Specifically, the grant can be used toward the preservation of shorelines, tidelands and public access ways to the waterfront in question.

Port Orchard said the grant will be used towards shoreline restoration efforts related to the site of the future community center.

“An improved shoreline at the POCEC will not only give the public better access to the waterfront but will be more ecologically friendly and aesthetically attractive,” a city statement said.

Scholarship application

Each year, the Kiwanis Club of Port Orchard supports South Kitsap School District students in a variety of ways including a scholarship program.

This year, the club has approximately $25,000 in scholarships available for students to further their education.

Scholarship applications are due April 10 and are open to graduating seniors who are attending South Kitsap High School, Discovery High School, or Explorer Academy.

Applications are available on the club website or at the SKHS Career Center.

Students must submit their applications back to the Career Center or via email to

Glass floats

Public locations all over Kitsap County have been selected to be part of Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s 10th Anniversary Treasure Trek.

Glass floats will be hidden from Fort Ward Park on Bainbridge to Long Lake County Park in Port Orchard. If you find one of the 200 hand-blown glass orbs during the scavenger hunt that starts April 1 you keep it.

No need to trespass as floats will be hidden in public areas, such as parks, beaches and waterways. They will not be hidden in sensitive areas such as wetlands, and they will be located within a few feet of main trails.

One float per person please, a BIMA news release says.

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CK Locations include:

Bremerton: Chico Salmon Viewing Park – 3121 Chico Way NW; Kitsap County Fairgrounds Trails – Fairgrounds Road NW.

Olalla: Anderson Point County Park – 8401 SE Millihanna Road.

Port Orchard: Howe Farm County Park – 1901 Long Lake Road SE; Long Lake County Park – 5100 Long Lake Road SE; South Kitsap Regional Park – 2729 Jackson Ave. SE.

Seabeck: Guillemot Cove Trailhead – 19484 NW Stavis Bay Road.

Silverdale: Kitsap County Anderson Landing Park – 10955 Warren Road NW; Whispering Firs Stormwater Park – 12354 Silverdale Way NW.